|Published:||Jan 13, 2012 11:18 PM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 13, 2012 11:43 PM EST|
LABELLE, Fla. - Chocolate is always a secret trick to get young school kids to concentrate. And the kids at Country Oaks Elementary in LaBelle were paying very close attention on Friday.
The World's Largest Chocolate Bar was on display at the school. Part of a national healthy living campaign called "Think Big, Eat Smart."
"The concept is strange to a lot of people," said Tour Director Sarah Linn Brannan, referring to the concept of portion control, "we wanted to reach younger children because reaching them at a young age is extremely important."
The 21 foot long, six ton chocolate bar was created by World's Finest Chocolate in September. It is now on a 60 city nation-wide tour, teaching about eating in moderation and getting daily exercise.
"We wanted to make sure we weren't one of the problems, that we are one of the solutions," said Linn Brannan.
LaBelle was the fifth and final stop in Florida. Next the tour will go to Louisiana.
As per Guinness requirements, the candy bar will eventually be eaten at a festival in Chicago this spring. Of course, it will be served only in moderation.